Joel Baker

  • Professor and Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science

Dr. Baker is the Science Director of the Center for Urban Waters and leads UW’s Puget Sound Institute. His research centers about the transport of organic contaminants in the environment, specifically atmospheric transport and deposition, the dynamics of contaminant transport in estuaries, and modeling the exposure and transfer of bioaccumulative chemicals in aquatic food webs. He teaches courses in water quality modeling, environmental chemistry, and quantitative methods.